YouTube TV, the video platform’s live television service, is currently available in a limited group of U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The subscription, which runs $35 per month, will give subscribers access to more than 50 television programs, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and ESPN, and AMC networks, including AMC, BBC America, IFC and Sundance TV, will be joining the network soon.
In addition to the networks already listed, Showtime and Soccer Plus are currently available for an additional charge.
And the $35 monthly fee offers more than just the live television programming. YouTube TV will also give members access to its slate of YouTube Red originals and comes with unlimited cloud DVR that will store shows for up to nine months, allowing you to watch your shows on a phone, tablet or computer and will stream to a television using a Google Chromecast.
Plus, one membership can have up to six accounts, with three streams allowed at a time.
“This is such a new marketplace,” YouTube VP content partnerships Kelly Merryman tells Billboard. “Our goal from the beginning was to really listen to our users and understand from them what they loved about TV and what they want changed. What we recognized is that it was really distribution that was a struggle for them. They wanted the experience that they were used to from YouTube, Spotify and Netflix so that they could watch programming anywhere they wanted, whenever they wanted, wherever they wanted, on any device.”
YouTube is currently offering a free trial for 30 days, which you can check out here, and the provider is giving new members a Google Chromecast after they make their first month's payment. Plus, in case you were wondering: YouTube TV will become available in more markets. Sign up here for more information on when it will become available in a city near you!
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